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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    What is the main contributor to injuries in the kitchen?


    A professional kitchen is a hive of activity. Whether it is within a restaurant, café or even a college it is always busy during serving times. However, a professional kitchen can present many different hazards in the form of work injuries, slips, trips and falls among other accidents.

    What is the main cause of injuries in the kitchen?

    It is difficult to pinpoint one item or appliance that causes most of the work injuries in the kitchen. The reason for this is because there are so many potential work hazards. One of the most common contributors to work injuries in the kitchen would be the cooker or oven, including the hobs. Unlike a domestic oven, these run at much higher temperatures so any burns are likely to turn into more serious work injuries than if it happened at home.

    What else is a main cause of work injuries?

    After cookers, one of the most common causes of work injuries in the kitchen are knives. These tools may be in all kitchens both commercial and domestic but due to the nature and workload of a commercial kitchen, the quality of the knives tend to be better and they are often a lot sharper. So, whereas an accident with a knife at home may be a minor cut, this could be quite a serious accident at work injury.

    How to avoid injuries in the kitchen?

    The most important thing to remember in order to avoid accidents at work leading to injuries in the kitchen is to always be aware of who and what is around. In a commercial kitchen you are surrounded by extreme heat, sharp objects and electrical items. All of these could potentially cause some nasty work injuries so make sure you always watch where you are walking and be aware of where everyone else is.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    With over 15 years’ experience in personal injury claims, Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim if you’ve suffered an accident at work and you’re not to blame. Whether it was in the kitchen at work, or at home, if you have the necessary and qualifying evidence, you may be able to claim for compensation.

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    Date Published: December 9, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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